mi !§>auannal| &tatt (EalUge l^auannalj, dwirgta Qftft (§nt Mxmbtzb ^itt^ttanb (Hammmttmmt ?Cux ct Berttas Nineteen 3ftun&re& unb ^i^t^-Btutn ®iua Stytrto (TOUiick p.m. £>auannalj (Etutc (Center Sweater (§tbzt nf f rntCHHfnn The Chief Marshal The Class Marshals Candidates for The Masters Degree Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree Instructors of The College Assistant Professors of The College Associate Professors of The College Professors of The College Professors Emeriti The Graduate Faculty The Presidential Party The Significance of The Academic Mace Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the Coilege. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The College motto "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth") ORDER OF EXERCISES PRELUDE: "Tuccato in d Minor" Gordon Nevin James Thompson, Jr., Organist * ACADEMIC PROCESSIONAL Felix Mendelssohn "War March of the Priests" James Thompson, Jr. INVOCATION Father Michael Smith, Pastor St. Anthony's Catholic Church Savannah, Georgia SELECTION: "Give Us This Day" Edwin Hawkins The Savannah State College Wesleyan Choir Spencer E. White, III, Conductor and Pianist Jerome S. Glover, Organist PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO GRADUATES Wendell G. Rayburn, President Savannah State College SELECTION: "O Father, Whose Almighty Power" G. F. Handel The Savannah State College Concert Choir Willie E. Jackson, Director Randy N. Duncan, Accompanist Alfred L. Davis, Trumpet John Snipe, Tuba INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Wendell G. Rayburn COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Honorable Elridge W. McMillan Chairman, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia Atlanta, Georgia SELECTION: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" Ringwald "The Savannah State College Combined Choirs PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S AWARDS Wendell G. Rayburn PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Edward J. Hayes Vice President for Academic Affairs CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: School of Business Dean Leo G. Parrish School of Humanities and Social Sciences . Dean Ja Arthur Jahannes School of Sciences and Technology Dean Margaret C. Robinson CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES .... .Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by the Academic Deans and the Registrar ALUMNI INDUCTION Jimmie Jackson, President Savannah State College National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSION Commander Edward Clark Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. PRESENTATION OF A.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Captain Keith Merrell Officer in Charge, Savannah State/Armstrong State A.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE: N.R.O.T.C Commander Edward Clark A.R.O.T.C Captain Keith Merrell PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS Dr. Samuel A. Williams Acting Vice President for Student Affairs "Veni Sancte Spiritus" ANNOUNCEMENTS Edward J. Hayes THE SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION Father Michael Smith THREE-FOLD AMEN * * * * * * * * RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir. Edward Elgar James Thompson, Jr. 'The audience is requested to remain seated The audience is requested to stand The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited Master's Segrees (ftonferreb MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Blackburn, Barbara Jonell Armstrong State College Brown, Saralyn Deidre . . . Spelman College Byrd, Jeany L. de Villa Aquinas University Campbell, Elaine Shavers Clark College Carr, Shevon Boston University Jarvis David Paul ... ... Glenville State College Patterson, Herman L. Armstrong State College Yarbrough, Richard E Armstrong State College baccalaureate Segrees donferrefo Summa Cum Laude 3.75 - 4.00 Magna Cum Laude 3.40 - 3.74 Cum Laude 3.00 - 3.39 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting Jayroe, Kenneth Luke, III - Magna Cum Laude Savannah Abdul-Salaam, Verna Harden - Cum Laude Savannah Cail, William Gary - Cum Laude Tybee Island Granade, Mary Tallulah - Cum Laude Savannah Johnston, Allison P. - Cum Laude Savannah Kemper, Kurtis Edward - Cum Laude .Savannah Knight, Maebell Watson - Cum Laude Savannah Reeves, Valarie Rose - Cum Laude Savannah Cannella, Frank Nelson Savannah Evans, Lonnie B Adel Frazier, Phyllis Elaine Savannah Glover, Keith Bernard Savannah 'Grotheer, John H Savannah "Miltiades, John C Atlanta McKamey, Arlene D Port Wentworth Ransom, Tonya Lavette Savannah k !n absentia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg General Business Administration Cum Laude Savannah, Georg Bell, Stephen J Gordon, Myra Melissa - Cum Laude Moultrie Amsdorff, Dan Jeffery Clyo Barnum, Anita Hope Savannah Berksteiner, Elizabeth Dasher Lyons Branch, Angel L Savannah Brooks, Juanita Marie Savannah Butler, Karen Rena Savannah Copeland, Barbara Harrell Baxley Giles, Bernice Sparta Hamilton, Shirley E Savannah Hunt, Cathy Lynn Vidalia Johnson, Gloria Machell Warrenton Jones, Grace Iveda Savannah Lucious, Kimberly Columbus Mobley, Michelle Denise Savannah Myrick, David Warrenton Nails, Ceminthia E Savannah Scott, Shirley Ann Savannah Stanley, Debbie LaFon Atlanta White, Kenneth Stewart Elberton Williams, Sonjua Lavette Athens Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Georg Management *Keck, David Andrew - Cum Laude Savannah Tootle, Kathryn Joy - Cum Laude Hinesville Broderick, Stephen Mark Savannah Edwards, Kenneth C Garden City Hankerson, Sharon Savannah Howard, Tonya Renee Savannah Jones, Michelle Savannah Mayfield, Luther Nelson Royston *McNeal, Cornell Savannah Williams, Tanya Fluellen Savannah *ln absentia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Marketing Youmans, Patricia U. - Magna Cum Laude Greenwood, Miss. Neher, Michael Clark - Cum Laude Kingston, New York Boazman, Vickie Michelle Atlanta, Georgia Boyd, Phillip Augustus, Jr Savannah, Georgia Hendrix, Angela Shari East Orange, New Jersey Hindsman, Patricia Ann East Point, Georgia Lee, Claude Jamaal, III Savannah, Georgia Murray, Gretchen Savannah, Georgia Wells, Allen Roscoe Boston, Georgia Williams, Melvin D Savannah, Georgia Information Systems Granade, Mary Tallulah - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia Carter, Terrence John Savannah, Georgia Chatman, Stephanie Sparta, Georgia Heyward, Sherry LaVarne Savannah, Georgia Jordan, Careeda Justine Hartwell, Georgia r Mattox, Gander Ronald Bowman, Georgia Mayfield-Wison, Cynthia Andra Detroit, Michigan Prescott, Alethia Rosetta Savannah, Georgia Swint, Quilla Rochelle Warrenton, Georgia Thornton, Sharon Michelle Hazelhurst, Georgia Ward, Stephanie Ann Dawson, Georgia Wright, Arvenia Ann Savannah, Georgia Finance and Banking Smith, Judy McRae, Georgia Office Administration Brown, Zelda Marie Savannah, Georgia Cambell, Angela Faye Savannah, Georgia Green, Michelle Anise Savannah, Georgia *ln absentia King, Reba Dean Glennville, Georgia Palmer, Shequita Renee . . Rincon, Georgia Taylor, Patricia A Augusta, Georgia Secretarial Science Bess, Pamela A. . . Savannah, Georgia Carr, Darlene Natasha Savannah, Georgia SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Mass Communications Atkins, Cynthia Laverne Griffin, Georgia Brown, Kimberly Denise Harlem, Georgia Chester, Willie English, Jr . Greensboro, Georgia Cooper, Vanessa Jean Milledgeville, Georgia Cosby, Robert Kevin Detroit, Michigan Gaston, Greer Iris Savannah, Georgia Hibbler, Dalethian M Atlanta, Georgia Howard, Bonnie E Savannah, Georgia Knowles, Calvin Savannah, Georgia McRae, Valerie LaJune Jacksonville, Georgia Morris, Edwin Charles Savannah, Georgia Payton, Sandra T Valdosta, Georgia Rush, Subrina L Atlanta, Georgia Sociology Roberts, Brenda O'Brien - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia Graham, Brenda J Savannah, Georgia Heyward, Natalie Weston Savannah, Georgia Lampkin, Linda Marie Eastman, Georgia Stevens, Katherine Danette Riceboro, Georgia Ward, Darlene Savannah, Georgia Criminal Justice Barnwell, James Savannah, Georgia Bigglest, James Arness Savannah, Georgia Harper, George Emanuel, III Atlanta, Georgia Harris, Irvin Tracy Savannah, Georgia Holmes, Kevin Donald Savannah, Georgia Jackson, Janis Marie Savannah, Georgia Kimbro, Jerri Lea Atlanta, Georgia Moore, Jeanette Savannah, Georgia Rawls, Beverly Wallace Savannah, Georgia Ray, Jennifer Delphine Arabi, Georgia Williams, Varden W Augusta, Georgia Music Small, Angela R. - Magna Cum Laude . Savannah, Georgia Castain, Inga Savannah, Georgia Roach, Errol Adams Savannah, Georgia Political Science Lee, Claude Jamaal, III - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia Stephens, Sanford Mark Savannah, Georgia Social Work Calhoun, Mildred Cynthia - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia Patterson, Kendall Aurora - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia King, Brenda L Camilla, Georgia Mobley, Sarah Jones Savannah, Georgia Smith, Fannie M Statham, Georgia Recreation Mills, Kerry Deaa Savannah, Georgia SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Biology Blakley, Lynne Lorraine Doerun, Georgia Stimpson, Tangi Marie Savannah, Georgia Marine Biology Andrews, Polly Ann - Magna Cum Laude Albany, Georgia Gordon, Kenneth J Riceboro, Georgia Chemistry Jackson, Janice D. - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia Berry, Richard Oliver Wrens, Georgia Stimpson, Sonya Dee Savannah, Georgia Mathematics Jones, Lorna Faye - Summa Cum Laude Nashville, Tenn. Napier, Debra Lufaye - Cum Laude Thomaston, Georgia Andrews, Valerie Michelle Savannah, Georgia Davis, Gerald Decatur, Georgia Hall, Richard W Savannah, Georgia Heath, Joann Busby Savannah, Geogia Lockhart, Scherherazade Savannah, Georgia Mobley, Terri Denise Savannah, Georgia Parker, Frenchie Tyrone Savnnah, Georgia Patterson, Gwendolyn Day Savannah, Georgia Smith, Kim Demetria . Savannah, Georgia Watts, Rosalind Louise Orlando, Florida Williams, Melvin Oconee, Georgia Home Economics Barbee, Nancy Herndon - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia Dietetics and Institutional Management McCoy, Joan Rene Richland, Georgia Williams, Gwendolyn D Augusta, Georgia Wright, Lisa Cassandra Savannah, Georgia Textiles and Clothing Moss, Deborah Smith Dublin, Georgia Childhood Development Mayo, Bridgetta Cecelia Savannah, Georgia Fashion Merchandising Reynolds, Anita Ann Atlanta, Georgia Civil Engineering Technology Canty, Dorenda Thompson - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia Bowden, Mary L Savannah, Georgia Mohammad, Hossein Hadjkhan Tehran, Iran Ofor, Adolphus Onudra Savannah, Georgia Roughen, Elliott K Savannah, Georgia Scott, Randolph Ben Savannah, Georgia Seldon, Havard, Jr Fairburn, Georgia Electronics Engineering Technology Jones, Lorna Faye - Summa Cum Laude Nashville, Tenn. *Cochran, Felicia Lucile - Cum Laude Pelham, Georgia *Cook, Eric Lars - Cum Laude Birmingham, Alabama Fekede, Zewdu - Cum Laude . Addis Abba, Ethiopia Mobley, Jeffery Bernard - Cum Laude Quitman, Georgia Silawi, Amjad F. - Cum Laude Amman, Jordon * Banker, Edward E Pt. Wentworth, Georgia Brown, Andre Ervin Augusta, Gerogia Brown, Sheila Bernette Savannah, Georgia Ellison, Frederick Decatur, Georgia Gibbons, Kenneth Savannah, Georgia Grovner, David Anthony, Jr St. Simon Island, Georgia Hassouneh, Anwar Rasmi Amman, Jordan Mitchell, Bruce Anthony Athens, Georgia Richards, Robert, Jr Savannah, Georgia *Wilborn, Clifford Mark Savannah, Georgia *ln absentia Mechanical Engineering Technology *AI-Tajer, Mohamed Tareef - Cum Laude Banama, Bahrian Kashani, Jafar Hajkazem - Cum Laude Tehran, Iran Craig, Donald Wayne - Cum Laude Midway, Georgia Al-Mutairy, Saad Shabeb Hamdin Houston, Texas Hubbard, William H. Albany, Georgia Computer Science Technology Levatte, Vivian T. - Magna Cum Laude . Damascus, Georgia Christmas, Darrie - Cum Laude Americus, Georgia Eilison, Roy Eugene - Cum Laude Lakeland, Florida Terrentine, Ursula - Cum Laude Atlanta, Georgia Benning, Wanda . . . Atlanta, Georgia Grubbs, Sunzra Ailey, Georgia Jenkins, Lisa Renee Savannah, Georgia Mitchell, Sharon Yvette . . . Hardeeville, South Carolina Myers, Collen Alesia Savannah, Georgia Computer Technology Ellison, Roy Eugene - Cum Laude Lakeland, Florida Grubbs, Sunzra Ailey, Georgia Mitchell, Sharon Yvette Hardeeville, South Carolina Williams, Nelson Statesboro, Georgia Triple Majors Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Science Technology and Computer Technology Christmas, Darrie - Cum Laude Americus, Georgia Double Majors Electronics Engineering Technology and Mathematics Jones, Lorna Faye - Summa Cum Laude Nashville, Tenn. In absentia Accounting and Information Systems Granade, Mary Tallulah - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia Political Science and Marketing Lee, Claude Jamaal, III - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia Computer Science Technology and Computer Technology Ellison, Roy Eugene - Cum Laude Lakeland, Florida Terrentine, Ursula - Cum Laude Atlanta, Georgia Benning, Wanda Atlanta, Georgia Grubbs, Sunzra Ailey, Georgia Mitchell, Sharon Yvette Hardeeville, South Carolina NOTE: Appearance of a name in any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. GRADUATES OF HONOR SOCIETIES Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society Lynne N. Blakley Roy E. Ellison Sunzra Gruggs Janice Denese Jackson Urusala Terrentine Polly A. Andrews Darrie Christmas Zewdu Fekede Vivian Flowers Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Lorna F. Jones Sherrie J. Parrish Anderson Phillips, III Vernonica Wright Anita Barnum Juanita Brooks Lonnie Evans Bernice Giles Delta Sigma Pi International Fraternity Tonya Howard Gloria Johnson Myra Gordon Sonjua Williams Pi Gamma Mu Mildred Cynthia Calhoun Claude Jamaal Lee Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society Mohamed Al-Tajer Felicia Cochran Eric L. Cook Donald Craig Zewdu Fekede Lorna F. Jones SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. Refrain Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. —J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1987 Summer School June 22-August 26 1987 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 13 Upperclassmen, September 18 ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Univer- sities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doc- tor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degree may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects are prescribed by the revised American Inter- collegiate Code is as follows: Agiculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory - (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school colors. A faculty members wears the color of his alma mater.